Both sophomore center Bruno Fernando and freshman forward Jalen Smith said Saturday that they have yet to make up their minds about whether to continue their college careers, though indications are that Saturday's 79-77 loss to LSU in the NCAA tournament Round of 32 was Fernando's last with Terps.
A talk earlier in the season with Maryland coach Mark Turgeon returned sophomore guard Darryl Morsell to the starting lineup. But one more recently was the impetus for the former Mount Saint Joseph standout to be a key figure in the Terps beating Belmont to reach the NCAA tournament Round of 32.
Freshman forward Jalen Smith led Maryland to a 79-77 win over 11th seed Belmont with 19 points and 12 rebounds in a Round of 64 game in Jacksonville, breaking the Terps' five-game postseason losing streak.
Several Maryland players say that the Terps might have taken Nebraska too lightly going into their Big Ten tournament opener in Chicago, and will take that hard lesson into Thursday's NCAA tournament opener against No. 11 seed Belmont in Jacksonville.